Jessica Dawson

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Department of Psychology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Jessica Dawson
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    +44 (0) 1206 874507/2174

  • Location

    6.106, Colchester Campus



I am a current PhD candidate, starting my doctoral research in October 2017. I previously received my BSc and MSc from the University of Essex. I am currently fully funded by SeNSS (formally ESRC).


  • Psychology (BSc) University of Essex (2015)

  • Research Methods in Psychology (MSc) University of Essex (2016)

Research and professional activities


Signalling cues in social conversation: an exploration using real world stimuli

Eye gaze during a social interaction is not only a mechanism for taking in information, but also a signal in which we can direct attention and influence others. This ‘dual function of gaze’ is often overlooked in controlled experiments, with a lack of research using real people. My research explores how the tendency to look at the speaker during a conversation changes with the visual and auditory information presented.

Supervisor: Tom Foulsham

+44 (0) 1206 874507/2174


6.106, Colchester Campus